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Arothron diadematus, Masked puffer

Night picture of masked pufferfish - Marsa Alam, Red Sea (Egypt)
Date 9 February 2007 (original upload date)

The masked puffer (Arothron diadematus) is a pufferfish in the family Tetraodontidae. It is found in Red Sea only. Maximum length 30 cm, olive-green/grey with a black mask over the eyes and pectoral fins, mouth has a black border. Usually solitary but schools during mating period. Some authors believe this to be a variation of the species Arothron nigropunctatus. Order: Tetraodontiformes, Family: Tetraodontidae, Genus: Arothron, Species: Arothron diadematus (Rüppell, 1829).

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Scientific Name: Arothron diadematus (Rüppell, 1829)
Common Name: Masked Puffer, Masked Pufferfish
Synonym: Tetraodon diadematus Rüppell, 1829
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